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Mrs. Barsamian from Providence RI is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Piece By Piece--Quilting Across The Curriculum

My students need 2 sewing machines to piece together their self designed quilts.

  • $661 goal

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I am a teacher of a wonderful group of diverse students who are from an urban environment. Our school is an internship/project based school. The students learn through developing group or individual projects.

How do you meet the needs of all different types of learners in Math, History and Art? My students and I believe we can do this through making quilts. Quilting can teach students, in a hands-on way, geometry, American history, art (including the color spectrum) and diversity. The students would be able to design their own quilts using the geometry skills they will learn as part of the curriculum. Also, they will learn about the Oregon Trail and the role quilts played, how quilts played a role in the Underground Railroad and the quilt's role in a bad economy during the thirties. Finally, a quilt is a piece of art and we will learn about color value and how it affects the whole quilt. There are amazing opportunities ahead with a quilting curriculum.

To implement this curriculum my students will need two sewing machines. The machines will help us to piece the quilts together. It is important to have a good machine, since we will have many quilts to piece. Once the students learn how to use a sewing machine they will be able to create more quilts or other projects.

It isn't often where you can find a curriculum that meets the needs of so many students while building necessary skills to prepare for college. Your help will ensure that my students are learning in an authentic way that meets their needs and builds their knowledge and skills. Your donation will make a big difference!

Mrs. Barsamian
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brother® ES-2000 77 Stitch Function Computerized Sewing Machine • Sax Family & Consumer Science, Inc. $238.99 2 $477.98

Materials cost

$477.98

Vendor shipping charges

$47.80

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$542.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$118.98

Total project goal

$660.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$660.98

7 Donors

-$326.13

Donations toward project cost

-$271.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.10

match offer

-$330.45

Match offer toward project cost

-$270.97

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.48

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.39

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$0.00

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